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Auditions - Legacy Theatre
“Wind’s in the east...there’s a mist comin’ in...
like somethin’ is brewin’ and ’bout to begin...”
THE LEGACY THEATRE with ROXY THEATRICALS
PRODUCTION OF
ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
RICHARD M. SHERMAN and ROBERT B. SHERMAN
BOOK BY
JULIAN FELLOWES
NEW SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
GEORGE STILES AND ANTHONY DREWE
CO-CREATED BY
CAMERON MACKINTOSH
DIRECTED BY
SCOTT RICHARDSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTION BY
PATRICK RUSSELL
CHOREOGRAPHY BY
VOCAL DIRECTION BY
SUSAN COLLIER
JUDY DENTON
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
EMERSON JAMES
ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTION BY
MATTHEW MASON and BRENDAN FINNELL
SCENERY BY
SCOTT RICHARDSON
COSTUMES BY
MARY McDONALD and BETTY RING
PROP DESIGN BY
WENDY HAYWARD
SCENIC CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISED BY
TODD SCHUMACHER and DAVID FORD
LIGHTING DESIGN BY
SOUND DESIGN BY
LUKE BECKER
NICK WILLIAMS
TECHNICAL DIRECTION BY
JEFF NEVINS
STAGE MANAGED BY
HILLARY GORRELL
MAKEUP DESIGN BY
KELSEY BROERS
FLYING SUPERVISED BY
LARRY SMITH
HAIR DESIGN BY
DORAN KOMNICK
PERFORMANCES: JULY 10-12, 15-19, 22-26
ADULT AUDITIONS: JANUARY 4 & 10
YOUTH AUDITIONS: FEBRUARY 7
DOWNLOAD AUDITION MATERIALS
Based on the beloved children’s books by P.L. Travers and
the classic Disney film, the Broadway musical Mary Poppins
alights on The Legacy stage in a lavish new production!
The story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at
the Banks household in turn-of-the-century London to care
for the children, but with a combination of magic and old
fashioned common sense, the entire household learns the
value of family, and that “anything can happen if you let it.”
Adventure abounds with dancing chimney sweeps, and an
array of colorful characters from both film and page, along
with the charming songs that have delighted generations:
“A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Feed the
Birds,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Performances: July 10-12, 15-19, 22-26
Principal rehearsals will begin in April.
Company rehearsals will begin in May.
Performers will be compensated.
Auditions
Auditions for Mary Poppins will be held at The Legacy
Theatre, 101 East Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Illinois
on the following dates:
Adults: Sunday, Jan. 4 • 2pm | Saturday, Jan. 10 • 10am
Youth: Sunday, Feb. 8 • 2pm
Auditions are vocal only; any dance auditions will be
accomplished in a callback setting. Performers auditioning for a
principal role are encouraged to sing from the show, selections
follow; only print out the pages you need. Performers auditioning for a role in the Company may sing from the show, or any
selection that shows your vocal abilities.
Youth performers do not need to schedule an audition time.
Just come to the theatre at 2pm on February 8 and be ready to
sing (music for Jane and Michael is included in this packet).
Please print out and bring your audition form (included in this
packet) with you.
Performers who have appeared in a Roxy Theatrical production
at The Legacy in the past 2 years who wish to be considered,
please email for more information.
To schedule an audition time, please email:
[email protected]
Character Breakdown
MARY POPPINS: Jane and Michael Banks’s new nanny. Quite
extraordinary and a little odd, Mary Poppins is prim and proper and
neatly starched, and yet always seems to be on the verge of some
sort of marvelous madness. She says what she means, means what
she says, and is a curious balance of sternness and sweetness. Quite
simply, she is practically perfect in every way. English accent. Must
be comfortable with heights and stage flying. Mezzo soprano with
strong top notes; precision, diction and vocal warmth is the key.
Female, 20s-40s • Range: Gb3 - C6 • Audition song: “Spoonful of
Sugar”
BERT: A sidewalk artist, chimney sweep, and narrator of our story.
Bert is a good friend to Mary Poppins though we’re never sure of
their mysterious connection. A charming Cockney song-and-dance
man, Bert keeps a watchful eye on all the proceedings on Cherry Tree
Lane. Male, 20s – 40’s • Range: B2 - F#4 • Audition song:
“Chim-Chim-Cheree”
GEORGE BANKS: The father to Jane and Michael; a banker who
embraces “precision and order” in his household. His emotional
armor conceals a sensitive soul. Male, 40s-50s • Range: Bb2 - Eb4
• Audition songs: “Precision and Order”; “A Man Has Dreams”
WINIFRED BANKS: George’s wife and Jane and Michael’s mother.
A former actress and current suffragette, she is a loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband’s desire
to associate with “the best people” as well as her own desire to be a
model wife and mother. Female, 30s-50s yrs old • Range: A3 - D5 •
Audition song: “Being Mrs Banks”
JANE BANKS: The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Banks,
Jane is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness. Female, must appear to be 10 yrs old • Range: A3 - F#5
Chosen from Youth Audition • Auditon song: “The Perfect Nanny”
MICHAEL BANKS: The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks.
He adores his father and tries to be like him. The children’s misbehavior is really just an attempt to get the attention of their parents.
Male, must appear to be 8 yrs old • Range: A3 - E5 • Unchanged
voice • Chosen from Youth Audition • Audition song: “The Perfect
Nanny”
KATIE NANNA: Jane and Michael’s stern, exasperated and soon to
be departing nanny. Female, 30s-50s yrs old
MISS ANDREW: George’s frightening nanny from his youth. With
her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty
children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing
things - her way. A soprano with an alto belt. Female, 30s-60s yrs old
• Range: Gb3 - F5 • Audition song: “Brimstone & Treacle”
MRS. BRILL: The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family.
Overworked and harassed, her intimidating exterior masks the
warmth underneath. Female, 50-60 yrs old • Range: F#3 - D#5
ROBERTSON AY*: The houseboy to the Banks family. He never
gets things quite right and believes himself to be useless; Mrs. Brill
would probably agree. His “Spoonful” antics are a fun surprise for
the audience. Male, 20-30 yrs old • Range: F3 - G#4
ADMIRAL BOOM / BANK CHAIRMAN*: Admiral Boom is a
retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. Physically
large, with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon.
The Bank Chairman is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt and Mr. Banks
employer. Male, 50-60 yrs old • Range: C3 - D4
MISS LARK* The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family
who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if he were her child.
Female, 30s-50s yrs old
MRS. CORRY:* Owns a magical gingerbread shop. A mysterious
woman of great wisdom. Female, 40-50 yrs old • Stong belt •
Audition song: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
ANNIE and FANNIE:* Mrs. Corry’s mischevious, magical daughters.
Female, 20s – 40s • Alto, Soprano
CONSTABLE:* A neighborhood fixture; respected by and observant
of the households on his beat. Male, 30-50 yrs old
VON HUSSLER* A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a
shady business deal. German accent. Male, 30-50 yrs old
JOHN NORTHBROOK*: An honest businessman seeking a loan
to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from
Northern England. Male, 30-50 yrs old
MISS SMYTHE* The Bank Chairman’s dour secretary.
Female, 40-50 yrs old
THE COMPANY: The denizens of Edwardian London, the Cherry
Tree Lane neighbourhood and other magical realms.
6 male, 6 female • Ages 16 – 60’s • All vocal ranges
* Roles marked with an askterisk may double as other characters
and members of The Company.
If an audition song is not noted, a performer may sing
any song from the show, or any song that highlights
their vocal ability.
A U D I T I O N
AUDITION NUMBER
f o r m
I am auditioning for (one or both):
n Fancy Nancy
n Mary Poppins
Name ______________________________________________________________________________ n Female
n Male
Email: _______________________________________________ School_______________________________Grade _______
Address_________________________________________________________________________________________________
City / State / Zip _________________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone ________________________________________Cell Phone _________________________________________
Vocal Range: n Soprano n Alto n Tenor n Baritone n Bass
Can you read music? n Yes n No
Age ________________ Height ________________ Weight________________ Hair Color __________________________
Please list any specific role you are interested in __________________________________________________________
If you are not cast in a principal role, will you accept a role in the Ensemble? n Yes
n No
List any dates you will not be available February 1 - August 2, 2015:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
If not cast as a performer, would you be interested in working on the production crew? n Yes
Indicate your area of interest: n Scenery
n Costumes
n Technical/Run Crew
n Props
n No
n Makeup/Hair
Please list any previous theatrical experiences, special training, etc.
IF UNDER AGE 18
Parent / Guardian Name _________________________________________________________________________________
Parent / Guardian Email__________________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________City / State / Zip ____________________________________
Contact Phone _______________________________________Work Phone _______________________________________
COMMITMENT
I understand that participating in the audition for this show is a sign of my commitment to the production.
The production staff will provide a clear rehearsal schedule, will be prepared to teach the material and execute the creative vision for the production,
and will respect each performer’s time, talent, and contribution to the whole.
If I am cast as a member of the production, I understand that I am joining a team and others depend on me. I understand that I must arrive on time
and be present at rehearsals and all performances. I understand that I must be prepared for rehearsals and will be required to learn and memorize
music, lyrics, dialogue and choreography on my own time. I understand that repeated absences may cause me to be dismissed from the cast.
I release Roxy Theatricals and The Legacy Theatre to use my image, with no compensation, in any photographic or film media in any and all manner
of promotion for the show and the theatre in perpetuity.
I understand that my commitment to this production extends beyond my onstage peformance. As a teammate, I agree to spend some time helping
with production work days, as well as helping to promote the show by distributing promotional materials, spreading the word via social media
platforms, and striving on all levels to help make our show a success.
My signature below, and the signature of my parent/guardian below if I am under age 18, indicates my acceptance of these terms.
Signature of Auditionee
Signature of Parent / Guardian
PLEASE ATTACH A PHOTO TO THIS FORM (A casual snapshot, computer print, school pic – anything is fine)
SPOONFUL OF SUGAR
CHARACTER: Mary Poppins
CHIM CHIM CHER-EE
CHARACTER: Bert
PRECISION AND ORDER
CHARACTER: Mr. Banks
END
A MAN HAS DREAMS
CHARACTER: Mr. Banks
BEING MRS. BANKS
CHARACTER: Mrs. Banks
END
BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE
CHARACTER: Miss Andrew
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
CHARACTER: MRS. CORRY
START
END
THE PERFECT NANNY
CHARACTERS:
Jane & Michael